Former McLoud schoolteacher sentenced to 45 years in prison

Former McLoud schoolteacher Kimberly Crain was sentenced to decades behind bars Friday morning by a Pottawatomie County district judge.
by Andrew Knittle Modified: March 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm •  Published: March 22, 2013

— A judge sentenced former McLoud schoolteacher Kimberly Crain to 45 years in prison Friday for sex crimes against children.

Crain, who cried as she was sentenced, will need to serve at least 37 years before becoming eligible for parole.

She had pleaded guilty to 20 sex crimes.

In the same case, former Oklahoma Baptist University professor Gary Doby pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting at least nine schoolgirls. He was sentenced to life in prison.

During the defendants' preliminary hearing in May, which featured testimony from several of the young victims, it was revealed that Doby would make perverse requests of Crain's female students.

One of the girls testified that he knew each of them by name.

“One time he made me stick the camera in my mouth,” one of the girls said.

The same girl said that Crain would ask her to do sexually suggestive dance moves, one called the “Happy Hobo Dance,” and described an instance when the former teacher gave her some direction before a photo session.

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by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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